Folklore ensemble of Ogre culture house
Singing on Songs hill, during festival Baltica, Sigulda, 13 July 1994
recommended transcription in English: Artava
approximate pronunciation in English: Artava
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Created: 10 October 1991
Location: Ogre, Vidzeme
Leader: Marta Gavrilova
Number of participants: 7, of them by age:
from 45 to 64 years: 2
older than 64 years: 5
and by gender:
Forms of activity: sing, play music, play roundelays
Description: The folklore ensemble Artava was formed in the autumn of 1991.
I worked in Ogre culture house as the seamstress, and I came to thought
to assemble the singers around it. So on October 10 we met
together for the first time. We sung, talked and decided not to break up.
We, besides, were supported by management of the culture house.
There was no problem with the repertoire - we had a great variety of
calendar rites, household rites - all a human needs during his lifetime and on
it's termination. And also we sing hits and songs for soul.
Our flag was created to festival Baltica-94. On it is displayed chest with
dowry - balls of our songs, wound in current lifes. It is so complete that the
balls rolls out.
We give concerts frequently. We are participated in Baltica 1994 and 1997.
We celebrate calendar holidays: Martinmas, Shrovetide, Christmas and others. We
participate in holidays of the handicraftsmen in Ogre district and outside it.
Holiday of handicraftsmen in Kalnaziedi museum, Aizkraukle, 15 June 1997
Sound sample: Luste, luste jaunajiem (Merry, merry are the young) (1998)
One couplet in AU format (436 Kb)
Full song in MP3 format (578 Kb)
Marta Gavrilova, Jaunogres 37, Ogre, LV-5001, Latvija
Marta Gavrilova, Jaunogres 37, Ogre, LV-5001, Latvia
Phone: (+371) 50-47091
Date of presenting the information: 20 August 1998